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Topic: iPhone

Apple's Chinese price cuts provided only temporary sales improvement

02/19/2019, 08:02 am

Apple's attempts to boost its iPhone sales in China via price cuts offered only a temporary effect, according to Rosenblatt Securities, with post Chinese New Year sales reportedly seeing little in the way of improvement in a depressed smartphone market.

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Apple's 2019 hardware roadmap calls for at least 11 new products

02/18/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple is anticipated to update nearly every line of hardware it has in 2019. AppleInsider shows you what we're expecting to see, including the "AirPods 2," 2019 Mac Pro, Apple Pro displays, new iPhones, the "iPad mini 5," and more.

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Apple's 2019 iPhones to wirelessly charge other devices, sport bigger batteries and frosted glass

02/17/2019, 09:02 pm

Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup allegedly won't look much different from the company's current offerings outside of some frosted glass, new technologies like "bilateral" wireless charging, ultra-wide band for enhanced indoor positioning, and a triple-lens camera, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more

02/17/2019, 11:02 am

One man reportedly stole headphones and other items from the same Apple Store every day for months, in order to support an expensive drug habit. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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Apple's latest iPhone XS & XR ad 'Bokeh'd' plays with social downsides of Depth Control

02/15/2019, 04:02 pm

Perhaps signalling that it's embarking on a broader campaign, Apple has released a second ad promoting Depth Control on the iPhone XS & XR, "Bokeh'd."

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Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25

02/15/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple is extending a Chinese promo in which shoppers get better credit for old iPhones put towards the cost of an iPhone XS or XR.

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Compared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

02/15/2019, 11:02 am

Both Apple and Mophie have introduced their own battery cases which spurs the debate on which route people should go. Apple's Smart Battery Case and Mophies Juice Pack Access have their benefits, but which is best is going to be up to you.

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Real-world LTE speed has doubled since iPhone 5s, is big reason to upgrade

02/15/2019, 09:02 am

Owners of older iPhone models should upgrade to newer versions if they want to benefit from faster cellular speeds, research from OpenSignal advises, with the iPhone 5s seemingly only capable of half of the network performance of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max due to the use of older communications technologies.

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iPhone XS 4G speeds at least 26 percent faster than predecessors, study shows

02/14/2019, 07:02 pm

Apple's 2018 iPhone models -- particularly the XS line -- offered the first significant boost to 4G data speeds in several years, according to research firm OpenSignal.

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Discontinued iPhone SE reappears for sale in Apple's online clearance section for $249

02/14/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple has made more stock of the iPhone SE available through the clearance section of its online store, giving users wanting to pick up the compact iPhone yet another chance to buy one from the company directly, though it is likely to be a short-lived sale.

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No Chinese iPhone rebound seen in January following Apple's harsh December quarter

02/14/2019, 02:02 pm

Actions to revive Chinese iPhone sales aren't having much luck, at least not so far, but the next two months are more important if there is going to be a short-term turnaround in the country.

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White-hat hacker demonstrates malicious Lightning cable with built-in Wi-Fi

02/14/2019, 10:02 am

Illustrating the potential threat from untrusted accessories, a hacker has developed a proof-of-concept Lightning cable with a hidden Wi-Fi chip that could allow parties to seize control of a Mac.

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US Army wants Steve Jobs-like iPhone-style design process for next-generation rifles

02/14/2019, 07:02 am

The U.S. Army has compared the production of future weaponry to Apple's creation of the iPhone as it searches for a contractor to design and produce next-generation rifles, with the hope the next gun created for the military will produce a similar level of revolution to "small arms."

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Review: Mophie Juice Pack Access keeps your iPhone running wirelessly

02/13/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple's got their own Smart Case for the iPhone, but long-time iPhone life-extender Mophie does as well. AppleInsider pushes our iPhone battery to the limit to review the Mophie Juice Pack Access battery case.

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Second report backs Czech Apple Pay launch on Feb. 19

02/13/2019, 11:02 am

Apple Pay will launch in the Czech Republic at 6 a.m. local time on Feb. 19, a local report said on Wednesday.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' passes $500M, crushes Nintendo's other smartphone games

02/13/2019, 10:02 am

Nintendo's most successful smartphone game to date is "Fire Emblem Heroes," reaping over $500 million and brushing away all of the company's other properties like "Super Mario Run" and "Animal Crossing."

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Apple's Tim Cook will 'take a look' at controversial Saudi app used to track women

02/13/2019, 08:02 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised his company will "take a look" at Absher, a Saudi government app with a feature letting men control the travel of their wives and daughters.

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Porn and gambling apps abuse Apple's Enterprise Certificates process to avoid App Store rules

02/12/2019, 12:02 pm

Major tech companies like Facebook and Google are not the only ones taking advantage of Apple's Enterprise Certificate program, as a report has discovered apps dedicated to pornography and gambling are using the system to bypass Apple's App Store content guidelines.

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US Senator demands Apple & Google pull app used by Saudis to oppress women

02/12/2019, 12:02 pm

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has issued a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, calling on the pair to pull an app used to track the movements of Saudi women.

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Review: Kanex GoPower is a compact way to charge three devices

02/12/2019, 09:02 am

The Kanex GoPower Watch Stand with Wireless Charging Base is an Apple-certified Apple Watch charging puck positioned above a round wireless charging pad for your iPhone or other Qi-enabled devices, and we've got one.

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